Liberal Lutheran Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber unveiled a sculpture of a vulva made solely of outdated purity rings to protest evangelical purity tradition and introduced it to pro-abortion second-wave feminist Gloria Steinem.
Bolz-Weber, the founding pastor of Denver’s House for All Sinners and Saints, confirmed off the sculpture — which was made by melting down the outdated jewellery — throughout the 2019 Makers Conference final week.
“Every single thing and person that seemed so powerful and inescapable, I name them and then I just go ‘footnote,’” Bolz-Weber told convention attendees. “I imply, critically, Pontious Pilate? He’s a footnote. Your bully from center faculty? Footnote. Your despair? Footnote. Your s—-y boss? Footnote. All of these issues are very actual, and the hurt that they’ve on us and the world can be actual.”
“But to me, the entire level of getting religion is it permits us to consider in a much bigger story than the one we inform ourselves. Those purity rings are a footnote,” she declared, unveiling the sculpture.
“The rings we couldn’t melt down spell out the word ‘freedom’ and were woven into this heart,” Bolz-Weber stated, gesturing towards the sculpture.